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Generate Your Own Power South Carolina

Our customers are continually looking for ways to generate their own electricity to supplement the supply they get from our company, offset their power bills and help the environment. Whether youíre thinking about producing solar, wind or another type of energy, there are some points to consider as you begin the planning process.

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Types of Power

Solar, wind, biomass and more Ė the options for generating your own power may seem endless. And certain types of power may be more conducive to your geographical location and the characteristics of your property. The U.S. Department of Energy offers in-depth information on a variety of renewable energy sources.

Learn more about solar, wind and biomass.


The U.S. Department of Energy funds the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. In addition, Duke Energy offers customers incentives for energy efficiency upgrades through the Smart $aver Incentive program (Residential; Business; Large Business).

Meet energy goals by improving your efficiency

Often times, as customers learn more about generating their own power, they realize that itís not really a feasible option. Keep in mind that we offer many other programs that can help you conserve energy, save money and help the environment.

Learn more about our efficiency programs.

Connect to the power grid

To ensure the safety and reliability of your generation source and our power grid, take into account our interconnection requirements. Also take a moment to learn about our rate options and tariffs, and how they can benefit your project.

Find an installer

Unfortunately, Duke Energy does not endorse specific products or companies for your generation project. We recommend you visit the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ Installer Locator, as well as the American Wind Energy Association, to learn more about the possibilities of renewable energy generation.

Contractors and suppliers interested in working with Duke Energy should view the detailed information on our website.

Qualifying facilities

The definition of Qualifying Facilities (QFs) is defined by the Federal Regulatory Commission pursuant to Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

QFs proposing to sell generating capacity and energy that are in excess of 5 megawatts (MW), which are interconnected directly with the Duke Energy Carolinas/Duke Energy Progress system, should use the Qualifying Facilities Negotiated Pricing Template when requesting negotiated pricing.

Completed templates should be forwarded via email to Kathy Dunn.

Promote Green Power and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Aside from generating your own power and making your energy use more efficient, you can take advantage of other programs that directly affect our environment.

Residential Programs

Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)

Paperless Billing

Carbon Offsets

Business Programs

Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)

Paperless Billing